What’s in a name? Well when you have the initials KKK, quite a bit. His name was Kaspar K. Kubli (One trusts he was not related to our local incarnations of Kublis) and he lived in Oregon where he served on the Portland City Council before advancing to become Speaker of the House in the state legislature in 1916. That would not be remarkable in itself except KKK was a member of the KKK and because of his initials, he was exempt from paying membership dues.
True to his Klan roots, he was a racist and a sexist. He pushed through legislation mandating sterilization for the “feeble-minded” (Trump would qualify today), and sexual perverts (Trump qualifies again but that was directed at gay men), and he supported excluding women from juries and using injunctions to suppress strikes.
Probably when he was born his Swiss parents never dreamed that in naming their son he would fit so seamlessly with one of the nation’s prominent hate groups.